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#1 2021-07-12 00:00:38

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Installing Arch Linux in UEFI mode on Virtualbox

As I posted before I'm thinking of installing Arch Linux on my computer but I want to get comfortable with it before using it. At my 3rd attempt using this guide https://averagelinuxuser.com/a-step-by- … led-system I succeeded in installing it in BIOS mode and after some troubleshooting got audio up and running (courtesy of the Arch Wiki) and watched Youtube without issue on Firefox. I decided since I'm going to have to install it in UEFI mode on my laptop and that's a little more complicated that I should practice that. I followed their instructions to the letter and everything worked just fine. Until I rebooted and then I get the UEFI Shell. Confused I searched and found this discussion from a few years ago https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=237508. I rebooted into the ISO and tried to mount the 3 partitions into their respective locations (which I had picked up by now) and I get an error that /boot/efi is missing and that it hence can't mount the efi partition there. So I create it and run the solution recommended in that discussion and then reboot. I still get the UEFI shell. I rebooted into the ISO to check out what the issue was and lo and behold /boot/efi was absent.

How do I get VirtualBox to stop forgetting /boot/efi exists?

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#2 2021-07-12 00:04:01

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Re: Installing Arch Linux in UEFI mode on Virtualbox

I'm going to try some of the stuff documented here and will report back https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Virtua … ox_%3C_6.1

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#3 2021-07-12 00:13:03

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Re: Installing Arch Linux in UEFI mode on Virtualbox

I'm trying to make a startup.nsh script having no idea how to do that and hence not having much luck. What should I do?

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#4 2021-07-12 00:53:49

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Re: Installing Arch Linux in UEFI mode on Virtualbox

Thanks v1del for catching that duplicate post

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#5 2021-07-12 00:57:08

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Re: Installing Arch Linux in UEFI mode on Virtualbox

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#6 2021-07-12 01:07:05

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Re: Installing Arch Linux in UEFI mode on Virtualbox

I think I'm gonna add the fix to the Arch Wiki

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